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Police crack down on Katrina tours

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Source: WWL-TV in New Orleans Source: WWL-TV in New Orleans

Tours showcasing parts of New Orleans hit by Hurricane Katrina may soon run into some legal trouble.

Companies have been bringing tourists through the lower Ninth Ward since the floodwalls and levees failed, submerging the area in 2005.

According to WWL-TV, tour guides say they've been warned in the past few weeks to stay out of the area.  

A city ordinance passed in 2006 prohibits tours for profit east of the Industrial Canal and it looks like police may be cracking down on that now.   

Residents of the Ninth Ward say all the tour busses are damaging roads and homes.

City officials are now looking into a compromise.

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